Food Safety in Soft Drinks Today Training Scheme
Since 1993 the British Soft Drinks Association has offered a
food safety training scheme specifically designed for soft drink,
fruit juice and bottled water manufacturers. Using BSDA's
award-winning training materials, companies can ensure that factory
employees are trained on site, by members of their staff, to a
nationally recognised standard.
Factory Hygiene Training Programme
Training is given through a formalised course, which takes place
on site under the direction of a certified trainer (either an
employee or a BSDA appointed trainer). Where required, BSDA
provides the training needed for the certification of a factory
trainer (see BSDA's FSSDT 'Train the Trainer' Course).
The programme for the training consists of:
Induction Course (Level
This course is suitable for a variety of candidates including new
employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge. It
provides a basic understanding of good food safety/hygiene covering
risks associated with handling food, personal hygiene, cleaning and
contamination for soft drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters (up
to 3 hours tuition).
Factory Hygiene Course (Level
Promotes an awareness of food safety theory and good hygiene
practice in soft drinks, fruit juice and bottled water factories
and provides a basis for further training (7 hours' tuition of
groups of no more than 15 employees, which can be conducted over
To refresh and test employees' knowledge and understanding of the
main principles of effective food safety/hygiene through self
study, supported with guidance and assessment by a nominated
trainer or coach.
On successful completion of Level 1 and Level 2, it is recommended
that candidates are assessed by a multiple choice question
examination (Level 1 – 15 questions; Level 2 – 30 questions) for
which a verbal option is available. Successful candidates
will be awarded BSDA Certificate in Food Safety for Soft Drinks at
Level1 and BSDA Certificate in Food Safety for Soft Drinks at Level
2. Alternatively, on completion of the Factory Hygiene
Course, candidates can be sit the RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety
for Manufacturing (QCA Accreditation Number: 500/1644/1).
However, this is not specific to the soft drinks sector.
Click here for information regarding
the support materials, examination and BSDA trainer provision.